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Calibrated double ball strings. Specs?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Benjamin Strange, Nov 4, 2004.


  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    So I've started using Status double ball strings, and I love them. Problem is, they don't know how to calibrate the strings to work with the Transtrem. Steinberger published these specs long ago, but I can't find them. Anybody know what they are?
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    You're asking beyond the published setup instructions, right?

    Calibration is something done by the string manufacturer, so far as I know. I think it simply involves precise adherence to length and tension specs, but I could be wrong.
     
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Excerpts from MusicYo's TransTrem info page - have you seen this?

     
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I've seen the setup instructions, and know how to get my Trem working with the right strings.

    I hadn't seen the MusicYo thing, but it still doens't give me the info I need. Perhaps I will need to call up Ned Steinberger.
     
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I see Andy answered your question over on SteinbergerWorld. My sympathies.

    Are you going to give me one of your TTs now that it's obsolete and useless? :D
     
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Honestly, I don't think he knows what he's talking about. I've had it work with all other gauges of strings at this tuning, just not the Status because they didn't actually calibrate them. They're willing to do it provided that they can get the specs.

    And you can have my TTs when I'm done with them - when I'm DEAD! :)